I’ve always respected folks who adopt children. The idea of changing the trajectory of a child’s life is admirable. It’s so amazing to me that a child becomes a part of a new family and is given all the rights that come with it.
The same is true for those who give their life to Christ. When a person becomes a Christian, when they claim Christ as their Savior, they are then adopted into God’s family. It’s a truth from Scripture that is so cool, and so undeserved. We’re adopted into the loving and protecting arms of our Father in heaven. We get to share Jesus’ inheritance. (Galatians 3:26-29). We become joint heirs with Christ (Galatians 4:5-7). We basically inherent all the benefits, blessings, and privileges that go along with being in His family. God is the creator and ultimate owner of all things, so as family members we have access to all of it as well. It’s all ours, and it’s all available now. He owns the land, the animals, the wealth, the oceans, the lakes, the rivers, the mountains, the sun, and the stars just to name a few. They are all ours to enjoy throughout all our days and throughout all eternity.
Next time we’re driving through the country, may we each be mindful of the great inheritance around us. May we also remember that this inheritance will even be better in Heaven someday. Praise be to God!